BAMS Monthly Meeting
February 18, 2016

Danny Miller

Danny Miller. His enlightening and entertaining presentation is titled, “Mushroom Mythbusters — Fungal Fables Debunked.” To learn more, follow this link...

Renew Your Dues
For the New Year!

BAMS foray shot

BAMS provides many free events, foray and lectures in the Bay Area. Membership is still only $10 per household. Join or renew today! Click here to find out more...


Gaston Guzman (1932-2016)
Gaston Guzman

"Today it is a sad day. We were informed this morning that Dr. Gaston Guzman passed away last night before midnight at the hospital in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

He was a great mycologist, colleague and friend to all of us. We all have great and fun memories with him throughout the years. RIP Dr. Gaston Guzman."

~Efren Cazares

Further Reflections on Amanita muscaria as an Edible Species

Amanita muscaria

Here is a thoughtful response to the current push to eat Amanita muscaria, along with a history of its treatment in field guides, its toxins, and warnings about edibility. To read the article, follow this link...

This article first appeared in Mushroom The Journal, Issue 110, Fall 2011 - Winter 2012, p. 42. Click here to view the article on Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, written by Debbie Viess.


A Partnership for Science

The North American Mycoflora Project organizational meeting was held in New Haven, Connecticut, July 14-15, 2012. See 16 video presentations from the meeting. See the great group photo. Read more...

The Bay Area Mycological Society (BAMS), established in 2006, is dedicated to the art and science of mushrooms. We hold our meetings at UC Berkeley. We hold local and long distance forays, participate in the Yosemite National Park Fungal Survey, and organize the Point Reyes Fungus Fairs and All California Club Forays.

We are affiliated with the North American Mycological Association. We host a lively online discussion group. Our members range from beginners to professionals in the field. We believe that everyone wants to learn, and has ideas to share. Join us.